Impero Software Introduces New App to help Schools Report Student Safety Concerns Immediately from Mobile Devices
Launch of EdAware app coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day
Nottingham, 10th September, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of student safety and device monitoring and management solutions, today announced the launch of its EdAware app to help school staff quickly record and report concerns about student safety – no matter where or when these concerns arise. This includes concerns about bullying, self-harm, suicide and more. The announcement coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, and is the latest example of how Impero supports schools in keeping students safe. The app is available to download on both Android (http://bit.ly/2lJ410t) and iOS (https://apple.co/2k9uuUl) devices.
The EdAware app is an extension of Impero’s EdAware software which simplifies the recording and management of student safety concerns, from depressive episodes to risky online behaviour, to help identify potential safety risks. The app makes EdAware even more accessible by allowing school staff to record and access pertinent information about students from any computer or mobile device.
“Every year, suicide is among the 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages according to the International Association of Suicide Prevention,” said Reilly. “World Suicide Prevention Day raises awareness of this important issue and we felt it was fitting to announce our EdAware app today as an additional tool to help schools identify potential concerns about suicide or self-harm so they can keep students safe.”
Schools use Impero EdAware to create a profile for each student to record multiple types of data relating to students’ health, wellness and safety. For example, schools can add health and nutrition records, or notes on any well-being concerns such as if a student has a history of panic attacks.
The software can also access keyword alerts from another Impero product, Impero EdProtect. For example, if EdProtect alerts school staff that a student has a history of internet searches that could indicate possible suicidal ideation, that information will be added to the student’s profile in EdAware to help create a more complete picture of the student. This data can help inform counselling sessions, behaviour management conversations and safety interventions.
Impero EdAware also provides schools with resources and guidance around school safety legislation and student privacy regulations. It integrates with a school’s student information system and provides granular reporting making it a rich and easy-to-use tool to support student safety.
“Student safety concerns don’t always arise when school staff members are next to their computers. They can come to light on the playground, in the lunch room or in a hallway after class,” said Justin Reilly, CEO of Impero Software. “Our EdAware app provides a convenient way for school staff to quickly log their concerns using their mobile device. They can also access prior information about students so they can determine whether to intervene.”
For more information about Impero EdAware and the EdAware app, visit https://www.imperosoftware.com/uk/impero-edaware
About Impero Software
Impero Software develops remote monitoring and management, as well as student safety solutions, for education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by more than 2 million devices in over 90 countries. Impero is used by more than 30% of UK secondary schools and in more than 600 U.S. districts.
Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated student safety products are designed to keep students safe and monitor wellbeing in a digital age. For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.com